POLITICAL LEADERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 2008

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Words "beautifully marked in currants" in "Alice in Wonderland" : EATME
6. Common ___ : ERA
9. Make an example of : CITE
13. Destination in Genesis 8 : ARARAT
19. With 105-Across, what the answer to each starred clue starts with : SCRAMBLED
21. *Again : ONEMORETIME
23. *Baseball's Willie Mays, with "the" : SAYHEYKID
24. *Fiancé : HUSBANDTOBE
25. Glycerides, e.g. : ESTERS
26. Football Hall-of-Famer Ernie : NEVERS
28. Home of Faa'a International Airport : TAHITI
29. Lie : STORY
30. Jury pool : VENIRE
31. Watch-crystal holder : BEZEL
32. Villain : BADDIE
33. Ring results, briefly : KOS
34. Bigwig : NABOB
38. "Awesome!" : RAD
41. Next-to-last round : SEMIS
42. Little of France? : PEU
43. St. Louis, e.g. : ROI
44. Brawl motivator : IRE
45. Crunch's title : CAPN
46. Rod holders : RETINAE
50. Photocopier choice : SIZE
51. Hollow-point ammo : DUMDUMS
53. *Metal used for swords : DAMASCUSSTEEL
55. Stage awards : OBIES
56. Butlers and maids : HELP
57. Be about to fall : TEETER
58. *Symbol of rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return : FATTEDCALF
61. *Brownish-orange : TERRACOTTA
65. Lady-in-waiting in "Othello" : EMILIA
66. Lovers of expensive furs may put them on : AIRS
67. West Coast wine city : UKIAH
68. *Kind of ratio : PRICEEARNINGS
72. Divine : FORESEE
74. New York's ___-Fontanne Theater : LUNT
75. Supermarket lines? : UPCCODE
76. "We Need a Little Christmas" singer : MAME
77. Hoop grp. : NBA
78. Alma mater for Neil Armstrong and Pat Nixon: Abbr. : USC
79. Close of day, to poets : EEN
80. Gutter locale : EAVES
81. Thomas Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD
82. Attempts : STABS
85. With 20-Down, airshow activities : FLY
86. Jim who wrote "Ball Four" : BOUTON
88. Indy champ Bobby : RAHAL
90. Dentist's concern : TARTAR
91. ___ of vantage (good position for viewing) : COIGN
96. Split : CLOVEN
98. Split : FORKED
99. Like wiping one's dirty mouth on one's sleeve : GAUCHE
100. *Decelerating : SLOWINGDOWN
102. *Composer's due : ROYALTIES
104. *Whatever happens : RAINORSHINE
105. See 19-Across : PRESIDENT
106. Cantankerous : ORNERY
107. Not including : LESS
108. Inexact fig. : EST
109. Magazine holders : FORTS
1. Mississippi quartet : ESSES
2. ___ of thousands : ACAST
3. "___ Remember" : TRYTO
4. "Real Time" moderator : MAHER
5. Tip reducer? : EMERY
6. Variety of leather : ELK
7. Exercised power over : REINEDIN
8. All the parts of a column except the bottom : ADDENDS
9. Stick : COHERE
10. Accustom : INURE
11. Actress Harper : TESS
12. Diplomats' place: Abbr. : EMB
13. Ball handler? : ARNAZ
14. "Not I!" hearer : REDHEN
15. Titular Verdi role : ATTILA
16. Laugh-a-minute : RIOT
17. Both: Prefix : AMBI
18. Curling goal : TEE
20. See 85-Across : BYS
22. Author of the Oprah's Book Club selection "We Were the Mulvaneys" : OATES
27. I's opposite on a clock : VII
30. Improvises : VAMPS
31. Bar personnel : BOUNCERS
32. Light from a headlight : BEAM
33. Rears : KEISTERS
35. Cracker topper : BRIE
36. What 35-Down may do : OOZE
37. Jessica of "7th Heaven" : BIEL
38. Done with : RIDOF
39. Tourist mecca near Venezuela : ARUBA
40. Relinquish : DEMIT
41. Passing remark? : SCUSEME
42. Sch. fair organizer : PTA
46. Schumacher of auto racing : RALF
47. The "E" in H.R.E.: Abbr. : EMP
48. Violinist Mischa : AUER
49. This, in Havana : ESTA
50. Cox's call : STROKE
52. Spot : DETECT
53. Manhattan street leading to the Williamsburg Bridge : DELANCEY
54. Guarantees : SECURES
56. Sensory receptor in the ear : HAIRCELL
59. "Mon ___!" : DIEU
60. Loud, abrupt sound : CLAP
61. Dog of old comics : TIGE
62. Denier's reply : TISNT
63. Aerobics technique : TAEBO
64. Winning : AHEAD
66. + : AND
68. + : PLUS
69. Impair through inactivity : RUST
70. Atahualpa, e.g. : INCA
71. It may be + or - : ION
72. Act of kindness : FAVOR
73. Soothsayer's subject : OMEN
76. "Death in the Afternoon" figures : MATADORS
80. Muse of music : EUTERPE
83. Creator of "Hägar the Horrible" : BROWNE
84. Hero : SAVIOR
85. Part of many a Halloween outfit : FANGS
86. Noble partner : BARNES
87. Fictional TV planet : ORK
89. ___ Fleming, central character in "The Red Badge of Courage" : HENRY
90. Dots on a map : TOWNS
91. Home of 67-Across: Abbr. : CALIF
92. Top : OUTDO
93. Not so friendly : ICIER
94. Capital of East Flanders : GHENT
95. Fits (inside) : NESTS
96. Reed instrument: Abbr. : CLAR
97. Pork cut : LOIN
98. Liver in Lyon : FOIE
99. Braggadocio : GAS
100. "No seats left" : SRO
101. FedEx competitor : DHL
103. Still : YET

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